Murmer-valleyTheBigForestBlog

Wild Wales: Food from the forest

Chapter two: In which gather fruit in the forest, make two recipes, and contemplate a move to Murmur-valley. Our first Welsh forest adventure was to look for sloes. Sloe gin and tonic is the drink of dreams it not only

Murmer-valleyTheBigForestBlog

Wild Wales: Food from the forest

Chapter two: In which gather fruit in the forest, make two recipes, and contemplate a move to Murmur-valley. Our first Welsh forest adventure was to look for sloes. Sloe gin and tonic is the drink of dreams it not only

WildWalesTheBigForest1Blog

Wild Wales: Yn y fforest fawr

Chapter One: In which we drive to Wales, find the cottage in the woods, read George Borrow and have our photograph taken with a jolly crew. There is a balance to be struck between making, doing, working and creative thinking.

WildWalesTheBigForest1Blog

Wild Wales: Yn y fforest fawr

Chapter One: In which we drive to Wales, find the cottage in the woods, read George Borrow and have our photograph taken with a jolly crew. There is a balance to be struck between making, doing, working and creative thinking.

ForAlbertTheBigForest

For Albert

All summer long Albert, our neighbour, has been painting his house. At 79 his ladder climbing seemed slightly reckless but the job was done just a fortnight ago. Last Thursday we realised we hadn’t seem Albert for a couple of

ForAlbertTheBigForest

For Albert

All summer long Albert, our neighbour, has been painting his house. At 79 his ladder climbing seemed slightly reckless but the job was done just a fortnight ago. Last Thursday we realised we hadn’t seem Albert for a couple of

SissinghurstTheBigForestBlog8

English Summer: Sissinghurst Garden

Sissinghurst is hardly an unknown gem – the car park is like coffee break at the United Nations – but unlike so many ‘must see’ sights on the tourist agenda this one really delivers. Created by Vita Sackville-West from the

SissinghurstTheBigForestBlog8

English Summer: Sissinghurst Garden

Sissinghurst is hardly an unknown gem – the car park is like coffee break at the United Nations – but unlike so many ‘must see’ sights on the tourist agenda this one really delivers. Created by Vita Sackville-West from the

PeopleWatchingTheBigForest

Puzzles, Wordsworth and attention to now

Coffee shops are to us what daffodils were to Wordsworth. Which sounds like one of those maths puzzles from school: If John is 6ft 4 inches and takes a size 11 shoe how old is Martha’s sister? For whilst we

PeopleWatchingTheBigForest

Puzzles, Wordsworth and attention to now

Coffee shops are to us what daffodils were to Wordsworth. Which sounds like one of those maths puzzles from school: If John is 6ft 4 inches and takes a size 11 shoe how old is Martha’s sister? For whilst we

BlogTheBigForestKits2

Get crafting: bear brooch kits

Today we launched the first of TheBigForest crafting kits. Great for creative older kids and silly grown-ups the kit includes everything you need to make a super bear brooch with a big snout and glasses -just your average bear really!

BlogTheBigForestKits2

Get crafting: bear brooch kits

Today we launched the first of TheBigForest crafting kits. Great for creative older kids and silly grown-ups the kit includes everything you need to make a super bear brooch with a big snout and glasses -just your average bear really!

MapReading1946TheBigForestBlog

Cook, walk, garden, scan…

Well its Bank Holiday weekend. Yay! For our American readers the August Bank Holiday is sort of Labor Day weekend British stylee. A mark of the end of summer, the last chance to do summer jobs and make summer trips,

MapReading1946TheBigForestBlog

Cook, walk, garden, scan…

Well its Bank Holiday weekend. Yay! For our American readers the August Bank Holiday is sort of Labor Day weekend British stylee. A mark of the end of summer, the last chance to do summer jobs and make summer trips,